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Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian SipBourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip

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BA SCORE
89
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: redmagik99 on 08-31-2012

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep copper, thick, lace-heavy, almond color head. smells like sweet malt, and sweet bourbon. taste is very similar to the aroma, but with a hint of oak thrown in. mouthfeel is nice, slightly sticky and medium bodied. this is the kind of extra i love to receive!

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3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, the beer shifts in garnet hues. Gem-like in color and clarity. A dense pancake-batter head plops itself atop the brew and sticks around for the long haul.

Smells like an old-fashioned cocktail. Barrel-aging is very apparent in the nose. A base of caramel, toffee, dark cherry and orange peel is spiced with vanilla and maple-rich bourbon. A kick of alcohol heat keeps you from taking deep whiffs. Base layer of spicy, floral hops.

Much more hop presence in the flavor. Begins sweet, a blend of caramelized sugar, oranges and cherries. Aged oak wafts around the palate while caramel does its thing. The swallow brings a flash of bitter, floral hops that takes the sweetness down a notch. Finish of sweet maple and vanilla on the back of the tongue and bitter orange peel on the sides. Like a good manhattan.

Almost creamy medium body, silky mouthfeel. Gentle pokes of carbonation; less-than gentle pinpricks of novacaine alcohol numbness. More noticeable on the tongue than anywhere else. And what would you expect at 20-proof?

Keeps getting better and better as it warms. Maybe just a touch too much hop bitterness, but still. Great balance of sweet and bitter, beer and barrel. Very impressive showing from a fairly new brewery.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip from Rough Draft Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.